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U.S. Cit. // CA resident // wishes to leave CA // Masters, Business and Technology Management, // Bachelors, Computer Science
PRODUCT EXPERIENCE:
IV bag blow molding, Rx IV sterile solutions (clean room environment), Rx sterile injectables, Rx softgels, OTC vitamins, welding.
SNAPSHOT:
Over 20 years of managerial and leadership experience various roles. Technical knowledge of manufacturing processes, cGMP’s, organizational, and managerial leadership skills. Committed to Quality, Core Values, Integrity, and being a team player. Implemented Process Improvements and Lean Manufacturing initiatives.
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Process Improvement • Lean Manufacturing • KPI’s
• Project Management • Change Management • Supervision / Mentoring / Coaching

WORK HISTORY

01/2020 – Present
IV bag manufacturing, solution production, filling, printing, terminal sterilization & packaging
Mfg. Supervisor II
• Deliver results by utilizing Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
• Collaborate with cross-functional and support teams.
• Conduct performance reviews and set goals for employees.
• Perform audits on production line and batch records.
• President of the Area Safety Program

03/2017 – 07/2019
Rocket Production
Production Supervisor
• Deliver results by utilizing Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
• Collaborate with cross-functional and support teams.
• Conduct performance reviews and set goals for employees.
• Manage 7 work centers on night shift with 40 technicians.
• Tripled flush cart capacity for cleaning tubes.
• Tripled automated clean machine capacity for cleaning tubes.
• Saved $25,000/yr. by changing materials being used for insulation.

05/2015 – 03/2017
IV bag manufacturing, solution production, filling, printing, terminal sterilization & packaging
Mfg. Supervisor II
• Deliver results by utilizing Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
• Collaborate with cross-functional and support teams.
• Conduct performance reviews and set goals for employees.
• Increased throughput on production line by 40%.
• Perform audits on production line and batch records.
• Utilize Kaizen and 5S within the department.

08/2013 – 07/2014
CMO Rx Softgels
Operations Manager
• Managed 8 direct reports and 150+ indirect reports in Blending, Gelatin manufacturing, Encapsulation, Inspection, Maintenance, and Warehouse functions.
• Managed multiple capital projects.
• Developed department KPI’s (Safety, Delivery, Quality & people).
• Scheduled staffing and production activities in order to meet customer demands.
• Collaborated with cross-functional and support teams.
• Implemented a recognition program in order to achieve higher morale within facility.
• Support and foster an environment of continuous improvement by encouraging production staff to challenge existing processes and implement solutions that enhance the overall effectiveness of the operation.
• Reduced batch record errors by 30%.
• Increased yields by 5% on some products.

01/2010 – 08/2013
Vitamins
Operations Supervisor
• Ensured that all production activities were accurately described in written procedures, and that these procedures met with cGMP and FDA requirements.
• Manage a Blending, Gelatin manufacturing, Encapsulation, Tray drying, and Inspection team within the Soft Gel Department.
• Ensured that all production schedules were met. Communicated and coordinated priorities with Production Planning.
• Communicated with the Maintenance department regarding repair or preventative maintenance of machinery as required.
• Ensured a safe workplace and that all job activities were performed in a safe manner by utilizing the BBS Program.
• Administered disciplinary action and provided coaching and counseling to improve the performance and morale of the manufacturing department.
• Delivered results by utilizing KPI’s (Safety, Delivery, Quality & people).
• Reviewed and approved performance reviews and objective for non-exempt employees.
• Delivered results by utilizing Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
• Decreased major and minor change over times by 50%.
• Decreased re-works by 40% with an AQL inspection process.
• Implemented new drip pans for the encapsulation machines to prevent hot gelatin from entering the machine and damaging vital components, which decreased downtime.
• Implemented new stainless steel vacuum wands for the gelatin melters to prevent break down of the rubber tubing.
• Maintained tooling for the encapsulation machines.

12/2005 – 06/2009
Sterile injectables
Manufacturing Manager
• Ensured that all production activities were accurately described in written procedures, and that these procedures met with cGMP and FDA requirements.
• Ensured that all production schedules were met. Communicated and coordinated priorities with Production Planning.
• Delivered results by utilizing KPI’s (Safety, Delivery, Quality & people).
• Communicated with the Maintenance department regarding repair or preventative maintenance of machinery as required.
• Led projects on the implementation of new components and equipment for the filling and packaging operations.
• Promoted continuous improvement in efficiency, quality and safety through team activities, SOP updates, and work order generation.
• Directed the activities and resolution of complex issues and potential problems related to filling and packaging operations. Ensured the proper maintenance of aseptic regulatory standards for aseptic manufacturing processes and packaging processes.

01/2000 – 12/2005
Sterile injectables
Manufacturing Supervisor
• Led, developed, and motivated manufacturing operators on 3 shifts. Managed 2 supervisors per shift plus hourly staff.
• Delivered results by utilizing KPI’s (Safety, Delivery, Quality & people).
• Formulated and filtered sterile solutions and suspensions for injection in humans and animals. Managed the production support team for a sterile plant to accommodate 13 sterile filling lines. Hands-on knowledge of aseptic vial and syringe filling as well as lyophilization (freeze drying).
• Conducted performance reviews and set objectives for manufacturing supervisors. Reviewed and approved performance reviews and objectives for non-exempt employees.
• preventative maintenance of machinery as required.
• Ensured that all production activities were accurately described in written procedures, and that these procedures met with cGMP and FDA requirements.
• Member of the Sterile Manufacturing Safety Committee.

01/1999 – 01/2000
Transportation / Trucking
Operations Manager
Managed truck drivers out of an operations center.

United States Navy San Diego, CA 11/1985 – 12/1998
Shop Supervisor, Project Manager
• Managed multiple construction projects in the United States and in multiple countries around the world.
• Weldig instructor in TIG, MIG, Stick, Pipe Welding in all positions for over 8 years. Experience with reading blueprints, layout of welding projects, and welding symbols.
• Managed annual budgets in excess of $20 million.

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